We debated many things before we decided which Coachella weekend to attend. Would it be better to experience the shows first since the lineup is the same both weekends? Or would it be smarter to wait, read the reviews and see the all-stars during weekend two? It was a tough call.
The one thing we didn’t take into consideration? The weather. We assumed, what with Coachella taking place in a desert and all, that it would be stunningly beautiful both weekends. Like it was last year. And the year before that. That’s not what the Weather Network is now saying: for the first weekend — the one we opted to attend — they’re calling for cloudy skies, drizzle and a temperature I’d expect from my hometown Vancouver.
But weather report be damned. I’m packing for the sun. Like, scorching hot desert sun. My suitcase will be stuffed with bikinis courtesy of Simons (if you’ve been to Montreal and you’ve fallen in love with the place you’ll be happy to know they’re now on Facebook) and La Vie en Rose.
See, I won’t be camping — I’ll be staying on a golf course in a place with a pool and hot tub. And I’m crossing my fingers for the 40 degree heat I’ve come to expect from the desert.
Hence the SPF 45, the sweat-resistant Revlon Colourstay Eyeliner, and the Simple Eye Make-up Remover to take it off at night. And because I’m hoping it’ll be sandal weather instead of wellie weather I’m bringing pedicure-worthy Trout Pout by Butter London, courtesy of Nailpolish Canada, and Joe Fresh’s Bumbleberry.
Man, I hope I don’t have to bring my raincoat, too.
P.S. If you’re going to Coachella and you’re wondering what to bring, you’ll find a few of my festival packing tips riiiiiiiiiight here.
P.P.S. I’ll be Tweeting while I’m there so follow @TheAnthology on Twitter.
You know you’ve been living in the US too (?) long when you read “40 degree weather” and think “that’s not warm at all! GIRL YOU CRAZY.” 40F = 8C.